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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Happy Halloween in August????

Hi Y'all!
Well we have had a few days of cool and it almost seemed like fall here. Yep I wait and wait for it.. anyhoo Mary and Leo have released a new kit called Haunted Forest SVG Kit. It has a nifty spooky house and a witches hat and this very cool Jack O Lantern. Now I try to make Halloween fun not spooky, so I didn't do the house yet but I have lots more ideas and they include the Jack O Lantern again so hang in there I will get it done. I'm also still working on Christmas presents and my room is a total disaster right now. In fact I am going to clean it up after this post as it is bugging me.

 I used two kits with this creation, the first was the new Haunted Forest SVG Kit the second was the jar from Maison de Madeline SVG Kit. Bring that cute little Jack O lantern onto your mat and select the whole thing. Size the pumpkin down to about 4 inch tall. when I checked on my mat it said 7.613 H. 10.230 W. Make small octagon W 0.378 H 0.378 in both the insert and the bottom piece of the pumpkin. I glued the hat to the top of the pumpkin for ease when opening and closing Jar.  Glue together as Mary instructs on the Tutorial.

Now Open the Maison de Madeline SVG Kit and bring it onto your mat. Release compound path and un-group the lid file. Size the octagon to the W 0.378 H 0.378. Make a duplicate and center it onto the insert as well. Group it all together again then cut and glue as you normally would leaving the knob off, as this is where your tea light bulb will be coming through.

I used double sided tape to adhere battery operated tea light to the inside of the lid for the Jar. Put the bulb through the hole on the lid and then glue your Jack O Lantern onto the lid with the bulb going through the whole on it as well. I tied a ribbon around the top of the witches had and secured it with double sided tape as well. The buttons were from my stash and adhered to the jar using glue dots. This leaves the bottom of the jar open for filling with wrapped candy or a present.  Note: I glued the pumpkin to the jar.
Supply list will be at the bottom as usual.

That was pretty much it. As I said I have other ideas I am working on as well but you won't know when it will pop up. Guess you have to stay tuned... LOL Anyhoo, Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my blog. Have a spooktacular day y'all and Happy Craftin!!!!!!
Blessings Sharalyn

SVG Kits Used:
Haunted Forest SVG Kit
Maison de Madeline SVG Kit

Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 Card Stock, Happy Haunting
American Craft Card Stock, Apricot
Bazzill Card Stock, Black, Arctic
Buttons Galore, Orange checked button, Trick or Treat Button
Twinery Twine, Orange and White
Michaels, Sheer Black and White Polka Dot Ribbon.
Darcy Emboss Folder, Wood Grain
Glue Dots, 1/2 in. All purpose Adhesives. Says it holds up to 8lbs.
Battery Operated Tea light is from Amazon, color changing tea light.


  1. That is VERY pretty, Sharalyn! ~ Leo... Love it! :)

    1. Thank you Leo, Glad you like it. More to come hehehehe

  2. Love love your Jack O' Lantern on top of the jar! Great job!

  3. Love this! You are so creative!